Aakash Chopra Drops Virat Kohli From His Best IPL 2020 XI
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Aakash Chopra Drops Virat Kohli From His Best IPL 2020 XI

Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra (Credits: Twitter)

Former India cricketer turned commentator Aakash Chopra dropped Virat Kohli from his best IPL 2020 XI and picked up a bunch of brilliant talents who proved themselves in the just concluded season. RCB captain was not at his usual best in the IPL 2020 but still accumulated over 300 runs in the season.

Aakash Chopra picked up the likes of KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan and Rahul Tewatia. KXIP captain Rahul grabbed the orange cap in IPL 2020 but did not have as much impact for his side. He also picked up Ishan Kishan who was in red-hot form and Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Rahul Tewatia.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli with his RCB teammates (Credits: IPL)

Aakash Chopra picks up best IPL 2020 XI

“I have kept KL Rahul at the top. He has the Orange Cap and is also an amazing player. It is not easy to score 670 runs in a season, especially when your team does not qualify and you get to play only 14 matches. He is also going to keep wickets and be the captain of my team,” Aakash Chopra said on his YouTube channel.

“The left-handed Shikhar Dhawan will be there along with him. The strings of Delhi Capitals’ success were tied to him. He hit two consecutive centuries. He had a slow start to the tournament, where the strike rate was always a concern but then he became fearless and played very well.”

Aakash Chopra Drops Virat Kohli From His Best IPL 2020 XI
Aakash Chopra. Credit: ESPNCricinfo

“At No.3, I have got Ishan Kishan. In fact, he has been absolutely outstanding. I feel he is ready for the Indian team. He did not play the first couple of matches and then he made the best use of his chance. He is also my game-changer of the tournament.”

Aakash Chopra’s best IPL 2020 XI: KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, AB de Villiers, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jofra Archer, Jasprit Bumrah, Kagiso Rabada.